In liberal America, the right to free speech apparently only applies if it advocates a leftist agenda.
On April 29, 2019, a smoke bomb rudely disrupted a pro-life speaker’s presentation at the University of Texas in Austin.
The school’s Gearing Hall was forced to be evacuated according to TheBlaze.
Fortunately, the conservative speaker’s presentation was moved to another location where it was able to continue.
A conservative campus organization claimed a liberal activist was responsible for setting off the smoke bomb.
TheBlaze reported that the president of the Radiance Foundation, Ryan Bomberger, was invited to speak at the university at the request of its Young Conservatives of Texas chapter.
The guest speaker was in the middle of his pro-life presentation titled “Should Have Been Aborted” when the liberal activist allegedly activated the smoke bomb.
The chairman of the Young Conservatives of Texas, Saurabh Sharma, informed KTBC-TV, “We were hosting a speaker by the name of Ryan Bomberger, the President of Radiance Foundation. a pro-life advocacy group, called ‘Should Have Been Aborted.’ The event was going normally and then we heard the fire alarm and evacuated, as we were leaving we saw smoke. Shortly after evacuating, the police informed us it was a smoke bomb. We went to a nearby lecture hall to complete the event.”
In a Facebook post describing the crime, the Radiance Foundation outlined how “leftist cowardice [struck] again.”
The post stated, “If you can’t (intellectually) beat ’em, smoke ’em out.
The tolerance brigade smoke bombed our event at The University of Texas at Austin.
Young Conservatives of Texas at the University of Texas’ and Trotter House Community Outreach (amazing pregnancy care center located on campus) sponsored us to come speak about abortion in a presentation entitled, ‘Should Have Been Aborted,’ tackling the broken worldview that some humans have less worth than others.”
The post written by the Radiance Foundation went on to add, “On campuses across the country, leftist activists can’t handle that others are able to peaceably assemble and exercise their First Amendment rights.”
Continuing, the post said, “The Radiance Foundation has been protested on numerous campuses, but we’ve never experienced a hit and run like this. The entire Gearing Hall had to be evacuated and our event moved to another building. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But freedom is injured every time liberal activists try to shut down #freespeech. Police are investigating the incident.”
Regarding the disgraceful, and completely unnecessary act, Bomberger remarked, “[I]t just reminds me that there are some students who would rather fear than think. And it’s a shame because they could have come in and they could have learned a lot and they could have asked all kinds of questions. It’s a non-threatening sort of environment where you get to ask questions even if you’re on the other side ideologically.” According to KTBC, a criminal investigation in connection with the alleged crime is currently underway.
Sadly, liberal advocates seem willing to do just about anything to push their agenda.
Last year, another disturbing incident in Texas robbed a dying pro-life teenager and his family of peace during the young man’s final days. According to KWTX, 16-year-old Jeremiah Thomas, a local football standout, died on August 26, 2018 after a hard-fought, six-month battle with a type of bone cancer.
Before his untimely passing, Thomas was approached by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The teen was asked what his dying wish might be.
According to Townhall, the youngster gave a surprising answer.
Rather than requesting to meet a favorite movie star or athlete, Thomas wanted, “to see abortion abolished in his home state of Texas.”
To accommodate his wish, Make-A-Wish Foundation provided Thomas with a meeting with pro-life Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Republican.
Townhall reported that “They have since become friends, and Jeremiah’s wish is now part of the Republican Party platform position in Texas.”
As a reward for his selfless act, leftists taunted, bullied, and insulted Thomas and his family on social media.
Kendra Thomas, the teen’s mother, said her son, in one instance, “was publicly accused of having a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic [sic], hateful” agenda. Another liberal shamelessly proclaimed, “He’s garbage and is suffering as he deserves.” One person went so far as to say, “Jeremiah … You aren’t dead yet? God do your job!”
It’s time for conservatives to take a stand and push back against outrageous, unhinged liberal behavior.
Otherwise, leftists will continue to test the limits and may just succeed in their quest to fundamentally change America forever.